Columns

Remembering a wild ride with an NFL star

On the 30th anniversary of NFL defensive lineman Lyle Alzado's death, Doug Moe ponders a story he's never fully told.

Lyle Alzado died 30 years ago at the age 43. Before that, Doug Moe spent a three weeks at the NFL player's home for a book that was never published.

The artistic journey of a Madison financial consultant

After a recent art show in his Michigan hometown, Jay Handy hopes to continue honing his practice and perhaps bring something similar to Madison.

After a recent art show in his Michigan hometown, Jay Handy hopes to continue honing his practice and perhaps bring something similar to Madison.

Editor's Note: Just a small town girl

Each of us learned about the histories of the areas, we met business owners and we had fun living like locals for a bit in a new place.

Each of us learned about the histories of the areas, we met business owners and we had fun living like locals for a bit in a new place.

Roach: Smoke and Mirrors

"Life experience has made me quick to recognize when the theater of authority is being employed, specifically titles and goofy costumes."

"Life experience has made me quick to recognize when the theater of authority is being employed, specifically titles and goofy costumes."

Editor's note: It’s simple, really

What I did discover — after diving into Ron Faiola’s latest book about supper clubs and through case studies of one old, one new and two soon-to-open restaurants — was that the answer was a lot simpler than I thought.

What I did discover — after diving into Ron Faiola’s latest book about supper clubs and through case studies of one old, one new and two soon-to-open restaurants — was that the answer was a lot simpler than I thought.

Roach: A Guy Named Tommy

Tommy’s energy and optimism stand in stark contrast to the politics of today.

Tommy’s energy and optimism stand in stark contrast to the politics of today.

Sunday Reads: Reading to make the world feel smaller

In case you missed it, Madison Magazine is sharing our introduction to the last month's edition of our monthly 'Sunday Reads' newsletter.

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Sunday Reads: Celebrating last month's big book issue

In case you missed it, Madison Magazine is sharing our introduction to the last month's edition of our monthly 'Sunday Reads' newsletter.

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Roach: Why I took a break from Facebook

If you scan the headlines, columns and links that abound online, the bad news clearly outweighs the good. By a lot.

If you scan the headlines, columns and links that abound online, the bad news clearly outweighs the good. By a lot.

A look inside Madison Magazine's February issue from the editor

February's Issue of Madison Magazine is a love story to local authors from our own resident book-loving associate editor.

An above-the-fold feature story on our very own associate editor Maggie Ginsberg appeared in the Mount Horeb Mail newspaper back in December, in which editor Matt Geiger mentioned her upcoming debut novel, “Still True.”

Sunday Reads: A tribute to Dick Wagner and creating spaces

In case you missed it, Madison Magazine is sharing our introduction to the last month's edition of our monthly 'Sunday Reads' newsletter.

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Editor's Note: Madison has layers

I am constantly discovering new subsets of Madison life. The stories unfold endlessly, layers upon layers, further expanding my understanding and perspective of this place.

I am constantly discovering new subsets of Madison life. The stories unfold endlessly, layers upon layers, further expanding my understanding and perspective of this place.

Roach: Bright Eyes

The whole family was on edge as the day became evening, became night.

The whole family was on edge as the day became evening, became night.

Doug Moe's Madison: Paul Soglin is still going to bat for Minnie Miñoso

The former mayor has been advocating for Miñoso's induction into Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame for decades. On Dec. 5, it could finally happen.

The former mayor has been advocating for Miñoso's induction into Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame for decades. On Dec. 5, it could finally happen.

Roach: One leg at a time

As we crawl out of the worst pandemic of our time toward something resembling herd immunity, it is worth contemplating the societal impact of COVID-19.

As we crawl out of the worst pandemic of our time toward something resembling herd immunity, it is worth contemplating the societal impact of COVID-19.

Editor's Note: A snowy state of mind

We didn’t totally plan this, but this issue turned into quite the celebration of winter.

We didn’t totally plan this, but this issue turned into quite the celebration of winter. You might be thinking, “Wait, my local magazine that’s known for hyping up all that makes Madison great wants me to see the good in our coldest, longest season?” Big surprise, I know. But I have to say, we make a strong case.

96-year-old Madison poet recalls magical day in Beijing

Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei’s new memoir, “1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows,” has drawn rapturous reviews. Lenore McComas Coberly reflects back on meeting the author's famous poet father.

Ai Weiwei’s new memoir “1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows” has drawn rapturous reviews. Lenore McComas Coberly, 96, recalls meeting the author's famous father.